For the Orbital Resonance Workshop and Performance, we researched and designed two circular shaped platforms. We experimented with different shapes and materials in order to have the best sonic result and light effect. The two platforms each contained a surface transducer placed underneath the structure alongside 8 different light bulbs and DMX controlled Light box.
The result of this process is a 6 x 4ft oval and a 4x4ft circular platform. The materials used to build the platforms consisted of bendable plywood for the sides and MDF for the top, as well as a wooden skeleton to strengthen the structure to support multiple people standing and sitting, lights, and surface transducers to displace and vibrate the sound.
The oval platform has an inclination of 30 degrees and both of them are approximately at the height of a chair (18 inches) to invite people to perceive them as benches. Both of the platforms are placed inside the active space inviting the spectators to enter and play with the performers.
At this point we would like to give special thanks to Marcello Licitra (Architect) and Jeff Hanson (Builder) for their help on designing and building these platforms